U20WC: Nigeria To Play Against South Korea In Quarter-Finals

U20WC: Nigeria To Play Against South Korea In Quarter-Finals

The Flying Eagles will take on South Korea in the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

South Korea defeated Ecuador 3-2 on Thursday night to set up the tie with the Nigerians who stunned hosts Argentina 2-0 the previous day.

Both sides will square up at the Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades in Santiago Del Estero on Sunday for a place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Against Ecuador, South Korea raced into the lead in the 11th minute of the tie courtesy of a Lee-Young-Jun strike. Eight minutes later, Bae Jun-Ho doubled the score line.

Justin Cuerto then dispatched a penalty in the 36th minute to get Ecuador back in the game.

But the South Koreans restored their two-goal cushion in the 48th minute through Choi Seok—Hyun. But Ecuador were to get a second goal in six minutes. 3-2 and the game on!

Despite the tense atmosphere as Ecuador poured forward in waves of attacks and in search of redemption, South Korea survived to book a mouth-watering date with Nigeria.

Sunday’s tie will be the third time Nigeria and the Asians will be meeting in the age-grade competition.

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